Alfonso Cuaron Orozco was born on 28th November 1961. He is a Mexican film director, producer, editor, and screenwriter. Cuaron has worked for dramas like A Little Princess, his first feature film which was produced in the United States and Y Tu Mama Tambien which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. In 2004, he worked for the fantasy movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, along with science fiction thrillers like Children of Men and Gravity which is a drama set in space in 2006 and 2013 respectively.
He was also the recipient of two Oscars for Best Directing and Best Film Editing. He is the first Latin American to win an Oscar. Cuaron was also awarded the Golden Globe Award for the movie Gravity. He has always aspired to be an astronaut or a film director since he was a kid. As he grew, he developed an interest in movies. He began his career by working in television in Mexico. He has been residing in London for the year 2000. He first worked as a technician and later as a director. Cuaron has also assisted the direction of some Latin American films like Romero and Gaby: A
. He has also directed and co-written some of the episodes in the television series called A Hora Marcada in 1967.
Both critics and audiences have appreciated a lot of his work. He was also nominated for six Academy Awards as well as Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay for Children of Men. Cuaron received several awards for the movie Gravity, such as the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe Award and the Directors' Guild of America. Cuaron was also the recipient of the BAFTA Award for Best Film, in a language other than English. In his films, Cuaron is well-known for his inventive use of the continuous, uninterrupted shots technique. His brother Carlos and his son Jonas, are also directors and writers who have co-written some of his works. Cuaron had studied philosophy at the University of Mexico.
He has also studied filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos which was a school in the same university. There he came across cinematographer
and director Carlos Marcovich and they together made what turned out to be his first short film called Vengeance Is Mine. A science fiction series called Believe was broadcast in the United States which was created by him in 2013.